Read stories and improve your English!

Have fun while building your English vocabulary – with the learning app StoryPlanet. Read stories. Look up words. Practice only what’s relevant to you. Download the app for free now.

Available for iOS & Android.


Are you a teacher or a parent? We have a special StoryPlanet English page for educators.

Dive deep into English with StoryPlanet

StoryPlanet is an app for learners who have intermediate to advanced knowledge of English (B1/B2) and want to break through to the next level (C1 & beyond) – with entertaining stories in all genres.

No advertising! No registration! Discover the full functionality with our sample story for free!

How it works


StoryPlanet English app reading mode
Read stories
StoryPlanet English app look up words
Look up words
StoryPlanet English app personal learning list
Make a list
StoryPlanet English app get targeted exercises
Do exercises


Get the pro version for access to our full library of content, including new stories published every week. Subscription to the pro version costs approx. € 1.99/month (price varies depending on country & exchange rate)

Improve your English quickly – by focusing on what matters to you!

Dive into suspenseful stories & individualized learning.

Learning vocabulary is tedious. And usually not very efficient. Our app StoryPlanet solves the vocabulary dilemma!

The best way to build your vocabulary is by learning words in a relevant context. Our mini-stories in English provide just that: a relevant (and fun) context. And they’re short! Every story has 5 chapters. It will take you about 1 minute to read each chapter.

You can then dive deep into the new vocabulary with individualized exercises – using the same sentences from the stories, so you learn how to use the words in the right context! StoryPlanet makes learning vocabulary much more efficient – because you focus on what is relevant to you and learn the words in a fun little quiz.

You can try reading and learning with StoryPlanet for free, with our sample story. When you get the pro version (approx. €1.99/month) you unlock the following:

Step by step to better English

  1. READ: Get a short chapter of a new mini-story from Monday to Friday every week. A push notification lets you know when a new chapter has arrived. Or browse our growing library of stories in all kinds of genres.
  2. GET DEFINITIONS: You can click on any word in bold to get a definition in English.
  3. LEARN: Save words you don’t know in your personal learning list and practice them in a series of quiz-like exercises.

The best part is, you get new texts every day and you only focus on the vocabulary you don’t know, so the app never gets boring. Read and learn English wherever you are. All you need is your smartphone and our StoryPlanet app.

What kind of stories are in the app?

The mini-stories in StoryPlanet are modern, quirky and full of personality. They have been written by experienced writers who are also avid readers and language learners (learn more about our authors). The stories are ultra-short and cover a wide range of genres – from love stories & science fiction to interesting facts & unusual anecdotes from day-to-day life. There’s literally something for everyone! All stories are also appropriate for young readers and people with different cultural backgrounds.

Read a sample story here, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “How the camel got his hump”.

Subscription Terms of Use

The price for the StoryPlanet English subscription varies depending on country, tax laws and exchange rate. If you reside in the Eurozone, the subscription currently costs around €1.99 per month.

When you subscribe, you unlock a whole treasure trove of stories to learn with. Fresh content is added every day. You also support our continuing optimization of the app and development of exciting new features.

Please review the following terms & conditions that apply when purchasing the monthly subscription:

  • Once you have confirmed your purchase, the first month’s subscription fee will be applied to your iTunes/Google Play account.
  • Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled before the next fee is due, i.e. one month after the day you purchased the subscription and so on (the same day every month).
  • You must cancel within 24 hours (Google 72 hours) before the renewal time, otherwise it will be extended for one more month.
  • You can cancel your subscription anytime in your iTunes/Google Play account settings.

Do you have an Apple device?
Learn how to manage your iOS subscriptions.

Do you have an Android device?
Learn how to manage your Google Play subscriptions.

Try it for free!



StoryPlanet is for



StoryPlanet helps you improve your English with stories and an embedded dictionary – making it easier to read and helping you to build vocabulary in the process. Just tap an unfamiliar word to get the definition. If you want to commit any word to memory, you can save it to your personal learning list and practice all your collected words in little quizzes. Reading is a great way to build your confidence in English.


Imagine your learners are excited about reading in English. With StoryPlanet, reading is no longer a chore because learners can simply click on words to get definitions. They can also build up a personal vocabulary list and get interactive exercises. No advertising, no collection of personal data. Have a look at our Teacher Area for tips on how StoryPlanet English can be used in the classroom.


StoryPlanet can be licensed by companies to help staff improve their English in their free time. It’s fun, effective and affordable. We can also integrate your own content in the app and publish it with your logo. Ask us about our white label solutions and volume pricing.

Are you learning German?

Is your English just fine, but you need help getting to the next level of German?
There’s also a version of our app with stories in German. Find out more about StoryPlanet Deutsch.

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